So far 2014 The Year of the Horse has been a pretty sad year for horses. As you may have read in our earlier blog post, 14 horses have already been killed this year on racetracks around Australia.
Whilst we understand this number is significant and may be overwhelming for some, we feel the world deserves to know who they were, so please see a list below:
- Miss Trixie
- Kentucky Trea
14 horses have already died on tracks around Australia in 2014. With the heatwave that has been in effect for the past month, we feel its time for State Governments to intervene and hold an enquiry into horse racing in the heat.
We have called for reviews of a hot weather policy that allows horses to compete in high temperatures, and you can read more about it in this article from the Murray Mail.
3 year old filly ‘Kiss A Rose’ collapsed and died in the mounting yard after finishing 10th in race 7 on Saturday February 1st at Caulfield.
A few weeks ago, CPR raised their concerns to Racing Victoria about horses racing in extreme heat. And this is why. Kiss A Rose died of an aortic aneurism, which many will say is unrelated to the current Melbourne heat wave and the welfare concerns that come with i